Closed Circuit Reviews

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August 23, 2019
Closed Circuit isn't so much of a misstep as a missed opportunity to say something noteworthy.
November 14, 2018
Circuit had the potential for conveying its cinematic trade as an emotional vacuum for insinuation, interrogation, infiltration and ideology. Instead, it swoops up the lint of an arbitrary character-driven thriller that tediously talks
November 14, 2018
The acting is adequate, but even their hearts don't seem to be in it the majority of the time.
November 14, 2018
As it is, despite being extremely well-acted, it's just another OK spy thriller to add to the pile.
June 28, 2016
Everything does work harmoniously for the majority of Closed Circuit, to create the exact taut mystery of governmental corruption and legal system loopholes I desired.
November 20, 2015
The progressively intriguing atmosphere is heightened by the inclusion of several standout sequences...
February 21, 2014
The film's attempts to expose flaws in the criminal justice system or give insights into the war against terror seem superficial, but Closed Circuit is entertaining in a sub-Hitchcock way.
February 18, 2014
I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances.
February 18, 2014
This is a genre I usually enjoy and while CLOSED CIRCUIT has some shortcomings it's a thought-provoking thriller.
February 7, 2014
Layered with strongly crafted characters, and snaking thriller plot, the results are compelling, thought provoking, and highly entertaining.
February 7, 2014
A story that hinges on a point of legalese is every bit as dreary as it sounds.
February 6, 2014
The real star of the film is the camera, forever peering at the actors from across streets, around corners, behind windows, and through gates.
February 4, 2014
Even allowing that the shortcomings of tactfulness are partly what it's about, the film's own tactfulness feels vaguely unsatisfying.
December 23, 2013
With superficial characters, this look at the British justice system is a dour disappointment.
December 6, 2013
A twisty, attention-demanding legal thriller, it works for about half its length before the plotting and plausibility suddenly, inexplicably turn to water.
December 1, 2013
If this is indeed the time to ask hard questions of ourselves and our government, Closed Circuit shouldn't be the film we turn to for inspiration.
November 27, 2013
The trailers have sold this film as a slick thriller, but unfortunately Closed Circuit is more chamomile tea than Red Bull.
November 7, 2013
An entertaining reminder that legal affairs are rarely black and white.
October 29, 2013
Closed Circuit may tackle some heavyweight issues but it ends up feeling lightweight.
October 28, 2013
Some moody night-time London location work from cinematographer Rob Hardy almost saves the day, but overall it's a losing battle.
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